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    Symphony of fire: ‘America’s Battalion’ air, ground forces combine for fire support coordination exercise [Image 5 of 5]

    Symphony of fire: ‘America’s Battalion’ air, ground forces combine for fire support coordination exercise

    MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA, UNITED STATES

    09.06.2011

    Photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder  

    Marine Corps Base Hawaii

    Lance Cpls. Justin Turner and Phil Schiffman, mortarmen with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, punch the bore of an 81 mm mortar tube during a fire support coordination exercise on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 6, 2011. The evolution was part of the battalion's 35-day Enhanced Mojave Viper training exercise. During EMV, the Marines of 'America's Battalion' are training to kill enemy fighters by practicing counterinsurgency operations with supporting arms, aviation and logistics units. They are preparing for a fall deployment to Afghanistan's Helmand province in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Turner, 21, is from Flower Mound, Texas. Schiffman, 22, is from Phoenix.

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    Date Taken: 09.06.2011
    Date Posted: 09.09.2011 22:01
    Photo ID: 453880
    VIRIN: 110906-M-MM918-005
    Resolution: 2100x1372
    Size: 2.49 MB
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA, US 

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